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Round 2 successful applicants

Project organisation Project description Grant (excl. GST) Total project cost (excl. GST) Project activity location(s)
Fruit Growers Tasmania In The project will establish an agrifood export hub for the Tasmanian region. This multi-industry hub will provide export support services and foster collaboration between SME producers of fruit, nuts, vegetables, salad greens and other horticultural products and build upon the strength of Tasmania’s brand. It will also operate as a receiving and meeting area for inbound trade delegations and buyer-meetings in the state’s capital and showcase the strong export culture and commitment to quality of Tasmania’s horticultural sector.              $460,47 $920,95 North Hobart TA
Defence Teaming Centre In The project will expand the Defence Teaming Centre’s pilot Teaming Program to support advanced manufacturing and cyber security SMEs in South Australia to capitalise on defence sector global supply chain and export opportunities. The Hub will be delivered in partnership with a national network of organisations, including industry, academia and government agencies, and will provide specialist educational on how to use collaboration to overcome traditional barriers to export. One on one business matching and an export coaching service will also be provided to support the implementation of teaming arrangements to achieve export success $624,00 $1,248,01 Adelaide S
Subsea Energy Australia In The project will expand Subsea Energy Australia’s (SEA) and Subsea Innovation Cluster Australia’s (SICA) existing activities with the aim of bringing Australia’s energy industry to the international stage, increasing competitiveness and facilitating access to export markets and global supply chains. The project will support SMEs to realise greater export opportunities, increase export revenue and grow employment opportunities by showcasing Australia’s world class subsea skills and technologies to the global energy sector $1,402,65 $2,805,31 Perth W
Life Sciences Queensland Limite The project will establish The Life Sciences Innovation Export Hub in Queensland in collaboration with Life Sciences Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and the Australia China Technology Incubator. The Hub will bring together industry and research expertise from the Queensland life sciences sector with dedicated Asian export capability and knowledge. The Hub will support life sciences start-ups and SMEs to access Asian markets and provide access to specialised commercialisation training for export markets, export training and advice specific to the Asian life sciences and medical technology sector, the development of export and commercialisation strategies and access to commercial pathways and partners in the Asian market $515,00 $1,030,00 Kelvin Grove QL
Austmine Limite The project will establish the Victorian Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) Export Hub (the Hub) to accelerate entry into export markets by developing the capabilities of regional Victorian SME METS companies and linking them with international growth opportunities. The Hub will strengthen the competitive positioning of the sector and create export-focussed METS companies through building capabilities to address emerging needs of customers, facilitating knowledge sharing within a strong METS cohort and providing the skills needed to export. Global opportunities will be fostered through a strong export strategy, leveraging relationships with mining houses, business matching, market intelligence and showcasing VIC METS expertise internationally $508,50 $1,017,03 Ballarat VIC, Bendigo VIC, Stawell VIC, Latrobe Valley VIC, Geelong VI
Shoalhaven City Council The project will establish an SME Export Hub to support Shoalhaven manufacturing SME’s to get export ready. The hub will work with each participant business to create individualised export strategies. These strategies will also be used to identify common barriers to export and potential overseas markets. Th network of SME’s will create a space where businesses can learn first-hand from each other’s export experiences and collaborate on export efforts. The development of export strategies and the creation of the export hub will create export ready businesses that are then able to take advantage of other services such as those offered by Austrade, TradeStart and Growth Centres $150,00 $300,66 Nowra NS
Austmine Limited
The project will establish the Western Australia Mining Equipment and Technology (METS) Digital Mining Export Hub. The hub will build a strong digital mining capability network to strength the competitive positioning and skills of regional SMEs in order to better access international opportunities. It will work across five major regional WA METS centres and deliver tailored services based on the needs of local companies, and link SMEs within the hub to create a state-wide network. The network will include companies based in Perth to leverage the reputation and expertise of WA as the leader in digital mining solutions. The Hub will provide the skills needed to export and help SMEs understand and address the emerging needs of global mining customers through a digital lens $516,79 $1,033,58 Bunbury WA Kalgoorlie WA, Newman WA, Karratha WA, Port Headland W
Australian Meat Industry Council This project will establish an SME Export Hub to support micro/boutique meat processors to expand their food (meat) businesses beyond the domestic sector. The project aims to assist micro/boutique processors to develop an understanding of meat exports, as well as assist them to navigate the meat export landscape. The project will help SME processors to grow meat exports and create jobs within the industry, contributing to the government’s vision of $100bn of agricultural exports by 2030 $250,00 $500,00 St Leonards NS
Food South Australia Incorporate The project will expand Food South Australia’s existing SME Export Hub activities and address identified gaps to: improve regional business access of the program through the development of digital options and tools; provide 1-on-1 support for pre-exporters to develop an export plan; assist exporters b supporting cost of participation in Food SA Producer Area in three key tradeshows; build knowledge of the USA market through in-depth market reports, market missions and supported tradeshow space; and create new hub activity through partnership with Regional Development Australia Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island, and aligning the delivery of their targeted Middle East Export Growth program with the hub $194,46 $388,93 Urrbrae SA, Strathalbyn S

Round 1 successful applicants

Recipient organisation Project title Project description Grant (excl. GST) Total project cost (excl. GST) Project activity location(s)
Food South Australia Incorporated SA Food and Beverage Export Hub The project will establish an Export Hub to bring together business, research and government organisations and agencies to support the food and beverages manufacturers and producers in South Australia. The Hub will offer specialist advice and support by offering tailored coaching and case management to allow SMEs to achieve their export goals. $234,933 $470,795 Urrbrae, SA & Tanunda, SA and Mount Gambier, SA & Murray Bridge, SA & Port Pirie, SA
Resource Industry Network Co-op Ltd Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday METS Export Hub The project will establish the Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday (MIW) Mining Equipment Technology and Services (METS) Export Hub in Mackay QLD. The hub will focus on the development and implementation of a targeted Export Strategy for the MIW METS sector, providing greater access to export specific training, market intelligence and financial support for MIW METS SMEs. $353,420 $706,840 Mackay, QLD
Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise Pty Ltd Southern Queensland Innovation in Export Hub The project will establish an Export Hub to establish the global reputation and capability of food and agribusiness and oil and gas SMEs in Southern Queensland. The project will help encourage SMEs to develop a collaborative export culture within the region to promote the premium products and services available. The project will provide professional support services, networking opportunities and stakeholder engagement. $839,416 $1,678,833 Toowoomba, QLD
Regional Development Australia - Orana Orana Opportunity Network METS Export Hub The project will establish an Export Hub which will focus on the support and development of mining equipment and technology services SME participants. The project will service the Orana and the Central West regions and will identify commercial opportunities, facilitate an increase in investment and develop an economic development strategy. $234,887 $469,775 Dubbo, NSW
East Gippsland Food Cluster Incorporated Gippsland Connect The project will establish the Gippsland Connect Export Hub in Morwell and Traralgon VIC. The hub will focus on the food industry sector by supporting participating Gippsland agrifood SMEs to improve their capabilities, increase exports and support business/industry growth. The project will develop and implement a collaborative targeted export strategy which connects Gippsland agrifood sector capabilities with export market demands. $200,000 $400,000 Morewell, VIC and Traralgon, VIC
Australian Wagyu Association Ltd The Australian Beef Export Capability Development Hub The project will establish an Export Hub to develop export capability for SMEs working in the Australian Wagyu Industry through the implementation of Japanese Meat Image carcass grading cameras. The Hub will assist SMEs to use and develop skills in the use of these cameras to assist the Australian Wagyu Industry to build on product quality and brand recognition. $801,847 $1,603,695 Armidale, NSW
Australian Manufacturing Technology institute Ltd Rail and Haulage Supply Chain Export Hub The project will establish the Rail and Haulage Supply Chain Export Hub in Wantirna VIC. The hub will focus on the manufacturing industry to deliver specialised education, and tailored support services with target market opportunities for SMEs engaged in rail and haulage supply chain commercial enterprise, thus enabling them to develop the knowledge, capability and capacity to successfully export their products and services. $1,500,000 $4,200,000 Wantirna, VIC
Agribusiness Regional Development Association Incorporated Capital Regions Export Hub The project will establish the Capital Regions Export Hub at offices in Canberra, ACT and Wagga Wagga, NSW. The hub will focus on the food industry sector and will provide the following services to SMEs: a business assessment program to understand capacity to export, provide general and tailored advice, and develop products and services for businesses considering exporting, deliver seminars and workshops to provided business with relevant skills and knowledge. $280,000 $560,000 Griffith, ACT and Wagga Wagga, NSW